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Value of 69 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BurbLover, May 15, 2003.

  1. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    I have an opportunity to pick up a local (30 miles away) 69 Checy K5 with a full roll cage, 3" lift, 33's, 350SBC and and 8" lift which has not been installed yet. The body is straight with no rust. It has the original 1/2 tone axles. The guy only wants 1500 for it. I currentl have an 88 Burb with 3/4 tone axles, 36's, and 6" lift.

    Question 1: Is this is good deal on the K5?

    Question 2: Is it a straight axles swap to swap axles from the Burb to the K5? (Basically, sill the springs perches line up?)

    Thanks.

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  2. white-rhyno

    white-rhyno 1/2 ton status

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    #1 Id buy it for sure.
    #2 As for the axles lining up im not much help there.
     
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    yea that is a really good deal as long as it is running fine. im pretty sure the axles will line up but im not positive.
     
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    #1 - looks like a good deal.

    #2 - Yes the front will bolt in, No the rear wont. You will have to relocate the spring perches on the rear axle or find a 1 ton Corp 14 bolt for a bolt in (either way will require relocating shock brackets).
     
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    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure what you mean about the 14 bolt. I have a 14FF in my 88 burb that came from a mid-80's K20. Are you saying the rear springs perches on a 69 K5 are at a different width than the spring perches of a 88 Burb? Just going for some clarification here.) Thanks for your help.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Not sure what you mean about the 14 bolt. I have a 14FF in my 88 burb that came from a mid-80's K20. Are you saying the rear springs perches on a 69 K5 are at a different width than the spring perches of a 88 Burb? Just going for some clarification here.) Thanks for your help.
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    Yep they are in a different location. They are in the same location as a 1 ton axle. The 73 and newer 1/2 and 3/4 ton axles have the perches in a different location. BTW $1500 for a clean 69 body is a steal let alone for one that runs.
     
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    I thought the 1-ton 14B from a single rear wheel truck had it's perches in the same place as a 73-newer K5/burb/truck & that it was only the dually that had narrower perches. Having siad that, would someone please correct me!?!?!?!

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    All 63-72 4x4's have 40" rear spring perch width

    All 73-87(91) K5, burb, K10 & K20 have 43.5"

    All 73-87(91) K30 have 40"
     
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    Thanks!!!! That sums it up pefectly. For an extra 1000, I can get a set of 1-ton axles from a dually with 4:10 gears. I guess the rear would drop in; however, I'd need to remount the front perches on the D60 to the wider stance.
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    I can get a set of 1-ton axles from a dually with 4:10 gears. I guess the rear would drop in

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    One more problem... The dually rear axle will be the wrong width (WMS to WMS) for the 69-72 Blazer. Is the 1 ton donor a cab/chassis or dually pickup? The cab/chassis rear axle is narrower and the dually pickup rear axle is wider than the SRW 1 ton 14 bolt.
     
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    Doner axles are from a dually. I was told they were skinnier than single wheel trucks. Is this backwards?

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    What he is calling a dually is probably a cab/chassis with a flatbed? Cab/chassis trucks have dual rear wheels but narrower axles to fit under a flatbed or van body. Pickup dually's came with std pickup beds fitted with fiberglass outer fenders so the rear axle is made wider to push the outside tire outside of the std part of the bed (under the fiberglass fender).
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    All 63-72 4x4's have 40" rear spring perch width

    All 73-87(91) K5, burb, K10 & K20 have 43.5"

    All 73-87(91) K30 have 40"

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    Do you also have the front spring widths?

    Is this measured center to center?

    I'm gonna have the guy measure the spring perches for me to find out what the 1-ton are & see what I can do with them.

    BTW, thanks for all your help with this. It is greatly appreciated!!!
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    Those dims are all for Center to Center on the rear springs/perches.

    All GM 4x4's from 60-91 with a leaf spring front axle used the same spring width spacing. Only time you would find a difference is trying to install a Dodge axle in a GM.
     

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